The Twisted Tactics of Bully Pastors

A few weeks back, I mentioned this helpful book that digs into the sad but real evil of spiritual abuse by abusive spiritual leaders: Bully Pulpit by Michael Kruger. (I have also written about this topic several other times as well: "How Church Bullies and Abusers Deceive", "The Mentality of an Abuser" and "Angry Pastors …

Spiritual Abuse and Church Bullies: A Helpful Resource

Here's an excellent book that directly confronts the problem of spiritual abuse in the church: Bully Pulpit: Confronting the Problem of Spiritual Abuse in the Church by Michael Kruger. Sadly, there are plenty of stories about how pastors manipulate, gaslight, deceive, and harm people in the church. Sometimes a pastor believes his vision is God's …

Genocide and the OT Conquest of Canaan (Kruger)

Some critics and skeptics point to Israel's conquest of Canaan in the OT as proof God is not good, but vindictive, hateful, and murderous. However, if you look at the Israelite conquest of Canaan in the OT from a biblical perspective, this event is part of the just judgment of God. Michal Kruger argues this …

Following Christ through Your University Years (Kruger)

Michael Kruger's new book, Surviving Religion 101, is a book written for Christians going through college. It is no secret that many campuses today in the United States and elsewhere are rather hostile to the claims of Christianity. In fact, it's not uncommon for Christian students to be singled out and ridiculed for their faith …

Rome: Sola Ecclesia or Sola Scriptura? (Kruger)

 (This is a re-blog from March, 2013) A short while ago I posted some helpful and critical comments about Rome’s view of Scripture by Michael Kruger (in Canon Revisited). Here is part two of that post. The quote is a bit longer than my usual ones, but it is well worth the time. “…The most …

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